Linda Romano, cnmt
...helping those in chronic pain
Trained at the National Holistic Institute of Massage and Health Education in Los Angeles, California.
State Certified - CATMC
National Certification - NCBTMB
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
Pacific Institute of Aroma Therapy
Hospice Training - Heart Touch Project in Los Angeles, Ca
Neuromuscular Therapy is a deep tissue muscular therapy designed to offer very effective relief for muscular / skeletal pain symptoms due to chronic pain, injury, postural dysfunction, stress, stiffness, aging and fatigue.
The technique of neuromuscular therapy involves a precise micro stretching of each muscle involved in the condition you are suffering from. No machines of any type are used.
Only the human touch is used in this technique.
Suffering from pain more times than not involves the “deeper muscles” as the cause of the problem. Throughout your body, there are areas where muscles lay on top of each other, sometimes 3 or 4 deep in layer. The 3rd or 4th layer many times is the culprit. It may possess trigger point activity, hyper contraction (extreme tightness), and inflammation. When this muscle becomes tight due to injury, stress, etc., it is now programmed to stay tight to protect the bones from further injury or the muscle itself from tearing. The tendency will be to become tighter as time goes on simply because it doesn’t know to stop tightening. The muscles are attached to bones by their tendons. Many muscles overlap a joint (two bones attached) and as a injured / stressed muscle tightens, it begins to tug on the two bones (the joint), which leads to pain in the joint (a symptom of arthritis), limited range of motion of the joint, muscular pain, trigger point pain in the muscle, tendon inflammation (tendonitis), swelling. This scenario can occur anywhere in the body where two bones articulate ( joint).
When Neuromuscular Therapy technique is applied to these “deeper muscles” the micro stretching which is very thorough begins to re-elongate these muscles and returns them to their full length, thus, removing the tug on the bones/joints and many times eliminating the inflammation and discomfort you were having. Range of joint motion always improves also.
When the human muscle/skeletal system is given the chance to unravel itself from a hyper contractive state, self healing is than given the opportunity to flush out the inflammatory toxicity. With this, wellness may be at hand.
Depending on the severity of your condition, NMT can typically take
3-10 sessions (sessions can be weeks or months) to really reach the results we both look for.
Once I see the muscles are truly "ready" to begin their journey back to strength...I introduce Pilates.
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Soothing discomfort and pain.
Compression will help to stabilize the muscle and decrease the amount of muscular vibration, resulting in decreased fatigue. To sum up the benefits of compression; enhanced performance through increased blood flow, quicker recovery and decreased muscle soreness, and less fatigue.
My visits to Linda have really helped me to overcome nerve pain due to spinal disc compression. In addition to making me feel less pain and tingling she is also educating me on my condition. She spends the time necessary to address my needs in a comforting manner. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to get her help. She also follows up after each session to be sure I am ok and always ready for feedback to improve on what we do next. Linda is knowledgeable and caring.
I had a great experience with Linda. As a long time sufferer from a herniated disc, Linda was able to relieve some of my pain within our first session, as well as inform me what was going on with my body. I'm really happy to have found her and look forward to more future healing!
Linda is AMAZING! I have only had a few treatments with her, but I no longer have to take Advil after I've been standing for long periods - my legs used to ache for days, and now it's totally gone!
I also have a lot more energy than I used to have.
Linda is totally calm, knowledgeable, and professional in her treatments and does an excellent job of explaining what she's doing. She also does written assessments after each visit and best of all, she never tires of my questions. : )
It's hard to believe that a neuromuscular therapist can make such a difference, but she has, and I have recommended her to all of my friends. Seriously, if you are considering going to Linda, I can't recommend her enough - you won't be disappointed!
Linda is AWESOME! Patient and thorough, knowledgeable and professional, she does what she loves and it shows amazing results.
I went to see her for my shoulder injury because just the physical therapy didn't do the trick, and now I am finally on my way to recovery.
Thank you Linda :)